Pride of Deer Camp Barbecue Sauce-Marinade

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Bone Man

If you watched The Frugal Gourmet on PBS years ago when his show was the best, you may have seen Jeff Smith make this barbecue sauce. It's a very old recipe (not one of his originally) and it makes a great pork or beef rib marinade. If I recall correctly, Jeff Smith said an old woman who ran a hotel in Chicago gave him the recipe. Anyway, it will keep for a long time, stored in the refrigerator. Another great use for this blend is as a Bloody Mary base -- see directions below. This sauce is much thinner than most barbecue sauces and the recipe makes a LOT as listed! Enjoy. big pat.

Top Review by Valerie M.

My husband made this year's ago from a Jeff Smith cookbook. Delicious in fluffy hot white rice. Not meant as a traditional BBQ sauce replacement; I read online that it originated as a marinade to take the

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Do not prepare any part of this recipe in aluminum vessels -- it will ruin them!
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and allow it to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. I store mine in gallon jugs in the refrigerator.
  4. For the PODC Bloody Mary: 1 1/2 oz. vodka; 1 1/2 oz. tomato juice; dash of fresh lemon juice, and; 1/2 teaspoons PODC barbecue sauce. Shake well with crushed ice and serve on the rocks with a celery stick.

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